that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

made with love…


I would like to acknowledge the following people for making the, well…following, photographs possible (or what is inside them):

Dad – for telling me they taste JUST LIKE MOM’s a couple years ago, making me persevere to make them again and again. YES.

Chrissy – for the generous lending of your cooling racks — for the very first time I made biberli not using an extra oven rack or overturned dish drying rack. Trav you get thanked just for your association with Chrissy. And your commentary to my life.

Ky – for you generous donation of icing sugar. I needed more BUT yours got me through round one 3 days ago.

Tim – the guy I work with and his honey bees — the honey he gave me this summer was exactly what I needed for these cookies.

Megan – for being the very first person I made biberli with, I think I’ve come a long way since then.

My Nana – for her legacy of incomparable Christmas cookie recipes.

My landlords — God bless them for the smells they have to put up with wafting through the vents.

Jes — for your patience over my questions over the years, I think this year I might’ve done it solely on my own? Wait, I did ask how long the dough could sit out I think — it’s tough to make these in one sitting!

Luke – for being my biggest fan and favourite ‘critic’… insisting it’s not enough to fairly judge by trying just one.

My dear Mom — whose heart probably broke when her second daughter did nothing but sit around and watch all of the Christmas baking being done… little did she know my baby blues were suffocating my brain with every last detail for making the softest, sweetest, most deliciously golden brown and delightful Christmas cookie the world will ever have the privilege of recognizing. To you mom, I tip my hat.


6 thoughts on “made with love…

  1. yumm! I thought I smelled biberli. Good job Kate. Tuck one in your pocket next time you come by……if theres any left after Luke gets his hands in the cookie jar!

  2. Yummy!! Now I need to mix up ours and make them!!

  3. Kate those look sooooooo goood!!

  4. Come home and eat some then! I totally spaced and went to your condo with a surprise little bundle for you and Ty… forgetting about VEGAS! I will save some for your return so come over when you’re back!

  5. Mmmm… Those look DELICIOUS. We should come over. I miss you.

  6. Kate….. I am pouring over the internet looking for a recipe for Biberli but cannot for the life of me find a single one. So, I decide to search Google images in the hopes of narrowing down my search based on ‘looks’. The ONLY picture that resembles what I am looking for, I click on ….and….. yup! It’s yours! Looks like you have mastered the yummy gingerbread šŸ™‚ If you care to share?? I would love your recipe! xoxo Lee

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